At the YWCA

Children’s Trafficking Forum

Nov. 3, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Valentine Hall, United Lutheran Seminary

Featuring Susan Mapp: Dr. Mapp, Ph.D., MSSW, is program director and chair of the Social Work Department at Elizabethtown College. She is the author of the recent book “Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking” and has also published research on law enforcement awareness of human trafficking. She has also written several other books as well as numerous book chapters and peer-reviewed articles on a variety of topics including social work, human rights, impact of war on children, violations of women’s human rights, as well as issues relating to the child welfare system. She has presented at national and international conferences.

Panel Speakers: Eric Chase, Children’s Aid Society; Diana Fasnacht, United Way of Adams County; Elida Murray, Children’s Advocacy Center


Pictures with Santa

Santa is coming to the YWCA!

Bring your child, leashed animal or anyone else full of the Christmas Spirit to the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Santa will be making a special trip from the North Pole to all of his YWCA friends’ Christmas wishes.

Take your own photo for a $1 donation or have a high-resolution photo taken by the YW photographer for $5.

For more information, contact Kristen Mooney at or 717-334-9171, ext. 120.

Preserving our legacy campaign seeks 100 donors at $100

YW Friends,

We have learned a lot since YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County launched its $900,000 endowment campaign in 2016.

We were on the YW staff and thought endowment campaigns were only directed toward donors who could write large checks.

Two years later, we realize big checks are key to getting to the finish line but many smaller donations also play a big part.

One or both of us have been employed by the YW since 2006. We could, and will, spend hours telling you how the entire YW staff works toward its mission of eliminating racism and empowering women.

We can also go in depth about how the 37-year-old facility, which is older than we are, is showing its age.

We want the YW to be a staple on 909 Fairfield Road for another 37-plus years. We hope you do too.

Please join us in taking the YWCA Preserving Our Legacy Endowment Campaign to the finish line by donating $100. Our goal is to get 100 donors to pledge $100 so the $900,000 endowment campaign will secure our building’s future.

We have two generous donors who are willing to match the first 20 donations.

We love using the YW fitness center and enjoy taking spin, yoga and bootcamp classes. We watch retirees spend hours in the facility and look forward to doing the same.

Please join us in ensuring the YW is here for years to come.

You can send a check to YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg PA 17325. Please write “100 at $100” in the memo line.

You may also donate online at

Thank you for your consideration

— Alex J. Hayes and Ashley Andyshak Hayes


Run for Peace

September 19, 2018 at 6 p.m.
Mention the YWCA at the Eagle & the Owl Public House between 5 and 8:30 p.m. and tell them you are there for the run and 10 percent of your food purchase will be donated to the YWCA!
FREE t-shifts first come, first serve.
Liberty Mountain Resort | Carroll Valley Golf Course | 78 Country Club Trail
5:45 (free t-shirts) | 6:00 (walkers) | 6:30 (runners)
No registration necessary

‘Mamma Mia!’ benefits YW

A performance of “Mamma Mia” at Totem Pole Playhouse will benefit the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County.
Described as “the ultimate feel-good show,” “Mamma Mia!” takes place On a small Greek island. The main character, Sophie, dreams of a perfect wedding — one which includes her father giving her away, but she doesn’t know who he is! The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show.
The show will be held 8 p.m., Aug. 18 at Totem Pole Playhouse, 9555 Golf Course Road, Fayetteville. Tickets are available at the YWCA, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg. Tickets must be purchased by July 16.

Immigration forums

The YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County and Gettysburg Rising will co-host a series of community forums on immigration.

The sessions are being held in light of a recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement action at a local restaurant.

“Through these forums we hope to better educate Adams County residents about the immigration process, the politics involved, how immigrants benefit our community and how people can become advocates for immigrants,” said Nancy Lilley, YWCA community services director.

All sessions will be held at the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County, 909 Fairfield Road, Gettysburg, from 7 to 8 p.m. People are welcome to as many sessions as they are able.
Topics and dates are as follows:

  • June 20, Immigration 101 with John Leedock of Catholic Charities;
  • June 28, Push and pull factors driving immigration to the United States with Dr. Kathy Cunniffe of Wilson College;
  • July 12, Economic impact and implications of immigration with Dr. Char Weise of Gettysburg College;
  • July 19, Next steps in immigration advocacy with Elizabeth Alex of Court Appointed Special Advocate York.

For more information, contact Lilley at or 717-334-9171, ext. 115.

Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament

The 19th Annual Gettysburg Benefit Tennis Tournament
In Memory of Arthur and Muriel Rice

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Courts open 8:30 a.m., play begins 10 a.m.
Rain date is Sunday, May 12 with courts opening at 9:30 a.m. and play beginning at 10 a.m.

The format is a doubles, round-robin that gives each player the opportunity to play several matches with a variety of partners.
There is a male and female division. Each player is assigned a teammate for each round.
Overall winners will be those who accumulate the most victories throughout the day.
Exhibition mixed doubles matches will be played at the end of the tournament for interested players.
Players are required to sign a release form upon tournament check-in.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each division

Celebration Reception
Sponsored by Biggerstaff’s Catering
All participants and a guest are welcome to attend. Includes hors d’oeuvres and beverages.
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. (If tournament is moved to Sunday, May 12 because of rain, the reception will still be held Saturday, May 1)
Location: Gettysburg Seminary Refectory, 148 Seminary Ridge, Gettysburg

Click here to register

Water Training Classes

Deep Aquatics Fitness Training
A medium to high level workout in deep water for adults of all ages and ability levels. Emphasis is on improving total fitness goals which includes cardio, easy range-of-motion for joints, simple stretching, strengthening, and balance. There will be a cardio and strength assessment at the beginning and end of the session.  Class is limited to 18 people.

Registrations for Winter Sessions open November 15th.

Tuesdays & Thursdays    9:40-10:40AMÂ
Session 12: December 11- January 22 (6 weeks)
Session 01: January 29- March 7          (6 weeks)

Rec Pass Members $10  Basic  Members $20  Non Members $25

Dynamic Shallow Water Training
A medium to high-intensity workout in shallow water for adults of all ages and ability levels.  This is a class for people who want to improve their cardio, strength, flexibility and balance. There will be a cardio and strength assessment at the beginning and end of the session. Class size is limited to 18 people.

Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays   11:30AM-12:30PM
Session 12: December 10- January 18 (6 weeks)
Session 01: January 28- March 8           (6 weeks)

Rec Pass Members $15  Basic  Members $25  Non Members $30

Both of these group training classes are taught by an instructor certified by the United States Water Fitness Association and holds a personal water fitness training certification. She has been training people for more than 10 years in the water.  Her name is Linda Denniston. Â

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Adams County Heritage Festival


Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, 12 to 4 p.m.

Gettysburg Rec Park, 545 Long Lane

Join the Interfaith Center for Peace and Justice and the YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County for the 27th annual Adams County Heritage Festival on September 16! Held at the Gettysburg Recreation Park, this free event is a celebration of unity in our community!

The Adams County Heritage Festival is a celebration of ethnic music, food, and crafts that reflects the multicultural atmosphere of Adams County, Pennsylvania. It is a way of sharing our various traditions and appreciating the best that each ethnic group has to offer, as well as a commitment to community and the goal of living together in harmony.

Family-oriented entertainment includes music, dance, and a children’s play, as well as a full afternoon of children’s activities, including games, storytelling, and piñatas. Continuously throughout the afternoon, craft vendors and demonstrators have displays in booths on the park grounds. Ethnic foods are offered for sale by local citizens, church groups, restaurateurs, and community organizations. Local non-profit organizations have display booths, usually grouped in tents. Carriage and pony rides are offered by a local vendor.

Mainstage performances:

12:00Â Bagpiper Rodney Yeaple
12:15 Celtic Duo: “ROVIN’ BOGHOPPERS”
1:00Â Indian Dancers: SHREE ACADEMY OF DANCE
2:00 Afro- Colombian Singers: “REBOLÚ”
3:00 Zydeco & Roots Music: “KLINGER McFRY”   Â